I’m a pretty blunt person. This theme has been knocking around my head for awhile, and I’m happy to finally share it with you all.
Lemonade by Beyoncé is as visually stunning as it is vulnerable. For this, I thank her courage, vision, and incredible work ethic. Beyoncé shows us that there is power and beauty in being vulnerable, that there is power and beauty in being black.
Hello everyone! Nicole here. If you read my Editor’s Letter every month, you would notice that I was absent for March. Missing March made me really sad. Margins has been going through major changes behind the scenes, and I myself have been going through major changes! But I’m back with a great theme for...
Trigger Warning: This letter includes mentions of suicide, depression, and hospitalization. Recently I got into a dispute with someone over how much I talk about my mental health on social media. I felt instantly furious and insecure, and shot insults. Later, we apologized to each other. But it’s been more than a month now and...
Happy New Years! This month’s theme on Margins is “Amazing Firsts”, and I would like to take a moment to reflect on how the past four months have been with the new existence of Margins.
Kate Schatz is a proclaimed feminist, writer, editor, and educator. She is the author of the popular children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z, which was published by City Lights earlier this year. She was also my Literary Arts teacher in highschool!
Emily(the best friend, left)and I at a dance class right before she left me to go back to college. December’s theme is Endings! 2015 is coming to a close. This is the time when everyone starts breaking out their New Year’s resolutions to try to become a Better Person in the upcoming year. It is...
Amy Berkowitz is a Bay Area writer living in San Francisco. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment, which serves as the headquarters for her chapbook press, Mondo Bummer Books, as well as the venue for her reading series, Amy’s Kitchen Organics.
This is a screenshot from the “When You Were Young” music video by The Killers. If you’ve ever listened to the band The Killers, one of your favorites is probably “Mr. Brightside”, a song about someone who has been completely torn from the love of their life, probably by a new romance.
Emily Kim, co-founder of Margins, gave me this sheer black skull top before she moved away from college. Skulls often provoke a certain feeling of fear or uneasiness among people, but this top is really, really, cute! Isn’t it? It is to me, at least.
Illustration by Ashley Amado. I’ve loved magazines for the entire time I’ve been a teenager.